pripyat, ukraine, 1986.

a model city, founded in 1970 to house the nearby workers of the v.i. lenin nuclear generating station, known more colloqiually as the chernobyl power plant.

in the early morning hours of april 26th, 1986, a test being run on the reactor sparked an explosion and a subsequent meltdown.

the town of pripyat had to be evacuated, and the residents were never to return.

this story mainly follows aleksandra, her close friends, and the death of her parents. she was sent to kiev to live with her aunt, sofiya, who she clashes with quite a bit...

the characters.

*main character